1Department of Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Environment, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran
2Department of Environmental Health Engineering, School of Public Health, Islamic Azad University Tehran Medical Branch, Tehran, Iran.
3Office of Improvement on Wastewater Operation Procedures, National Water and Wastewater Engineering Company
4Research Center for Environmental Pollutants and Department of Environmental Health Engineering, Qom University of Medical Sciences
Concurrent renewable energy production and wastewater treatment are two main reasons for using microbial fuel cells (MFCs). In this study, real wastewater was used for treating and power generation by air cathode microbial desalination cells (ACMFC). The total duration of voltage generation by ACMFC was about 151.9 ±23.2 h. The maximum voltage produced from municipal wastewater treatment was 270 mV. The maximum power and current density calculated as 103 mW/m2 and 382 mA/m2, respectively. The change percentage of EC in wastewater obtained 28.87 ±9.77. The average change percentage of pH at the beginning and end of a fed–bacth phase in wastewater was about 7.3 ±0.34. The COD removal efficiency of wastewater was about 81.40 ±0.74%. The columbic efficiency was obtained 68.58 ±7.95.
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